Wheat Growers Celebrates Canada’s Agricultural Day

Calgary, AB — (February 13, 2018):  The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association has a proud history reaching back almost 50 years.  Wheat growers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba grow the majority of all Canadian wheat.

“Wheat Growers are proud to play a major role in Canada’s agricultural industry.  We produce over 25 million tonnes of wheat annually, exporting over 60% of it to world markets,” stated Levi Wood, President.

Amongst other uses, Canadian wheat is used for a variety of breads and baked good, pasta, livestock fee, beer, vodka and biofuel.  It is one of the world’s most sought-after wheats.

“Wheat growers play a major part of Canada’s economy and our agri-food industry.  We truly do feed the world.  Canadians should celebrate agriculture day everyday!” closed Jim Wickett, Chair.

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About the Wheat Growers

Founded in 1970, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is a voluntary farmer-run advocacy organization dedicated to developing public policy solutions that strengthen the profitability and sustainability of farming, and the agricultural industry as a whole.  For more information, please visit:  wheatgrowers.ca          

 

For more information, please contact:

Levi Wood, President

+1 (306) 535-2997 – M

lwood@wheatgrowers.ca

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